Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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Theft Deterrent Faceplate
The faceplate can be reversed to hide the control panel or detached form the unit, helping to deter theft. Removing the Faceplate: 1 â¢ When the control panel is visible: Press the release button. â¢ When the control panel has been hidden: Press the upper side of the faceplate.
2 Holding the centre part of the faceplate, pull it out.
Do not set the right side of the faceplate in the faceplate bracket first, when reattaching the faceplate. Doing so may cause the connector on the faceplate bracket to malfunction.
2 Press the right side of the faceplate until it locks.
Hiding the control panel: 1 Press the release button and slide open the faceplate.
2 Push upward the back of the control panel and reverse the
3 Push back the bottom of the faceplate bracket until it locks.
â¢ Do not apply excessive force to the faceplate bracket without attaching the faceplate. Doing so will cause the faceplate bracket to be deformed. â¢ Do not touch the connector on the faceplate bracket after removing the faceplate. Touching the connector may cause damage to the unit.
â¢ The faceplate is a precision piece of equipment and can be damaged by shocks or jolts. For that reason, keep the faceplate in its special storage case whilst detached. â¢ Do not expose the faceplate or its storage case to direct sunlight or excessive heat or humidity. Also avoid places with too much dust or the possibility of water splashing. Reattaching the Faceplate: 1 Hold the faceplate so that the control panel faces the front toward you and set the left side of the faceplate in the faceplate bracket.
The panel cannot be reversed when the faceplate is not attached. Opening the control panel: 1 Press the upper side of the faceplate. The faceplate will open.
2 Push the bottom of the control panel and close the faceplate.